Do Your Surroundings Motivate You? ~ Shanna Beaman

Did you know that your surroundings play a huge role in your life?  

When you surround yourself with the things that you love and enjoy, you will find that you are happier, your daily motivation will be higher, and you will feel more exuberant.  If that isn’t enough, research shows that when your mood is good and you are happier, you will lead a healthier life!

When you spend time in a place that makes you feel good, your time is enjoyable. On the other hand, spending time in a place that is not satisfying, you are far more likely to be drained of energy and feeling exhausted.


Your surroundings also include the people you associate with.  Spend time with people who have dreams, who are caring and take pleasure in life.   Eliminate or limit the amount of time you spend with negative people; they are toxic.  When you spend your time with positive people, you will have the opportunity to soar.

So what do you do?  Light up and fill your space with things that you love and things that make you smile.  Hang up fun and inspiring items, set out photographs of good times, and have a dream board that you look at regularly.  Paint a small area or a particular room a color that gives you energy; this is your room so it’s the color that makes you feel great, not a color that interior designers thinks is best.

Your Space

Always consider humor as an option to lighten the office or home space.

Evaluate the spaces in your home, in your office, and in your automobile.  Begin by thinking about the areas below.

  • Bedroom
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Office
  • Yard
  • Purse/wallet
  • Closet
  • Automobile
  • People

Choose one area that needs improvement, preferably the one where you spend the most time, and commit to making this space a more motivating and inspiring area.  Take your time and put some thought into how you can improve each area, completing just one area at a time.

Have an inspiring day!






Shanna is the author of the new and inspiring book “The Woman’s Guide to Living Your Dreams!” This brilliant guide is an innovative step-by-step workbook that will keep you motivated and focused on dream achievement. She is working on her second ground breaking book “Onramp to Your Future” for teens, due out in the spring.

Shanna is a sought after professional speaker and trainer and has had the opportunity to present at events such as the League of Utah Writers annual convention, the Law of Attraction Club at The Lotus, and Sherrie Benedict’s Get Goals.

Shanna is the President of Goals Mentor, LLC and the co-creator of an outstanding on-line life coaching program, helping people around the world reach their goals. She is the creator and writer of several exceptional self-help blogs.






Victor Sinclair. VP of VSC International, Founder of the Positive Imperative and the Positive Music Imperative movements/concept and community, has a wide background in teaching, broadcasting, the music industry and business and most recently served as a founder and Executive Director of the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (AmCham Canada). He has also dedicated more than 30 years of his life to volunteerism and not for profits including Big Brothers, Memorial Boys and Girls Clubs, Minor Leagues Sports and as a President and board member of several not-for-profit boards. Interests include family, biking, tennis, reading, music and PI/PMI of course.

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